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Centenary Chat. Dr Penny Olsen - ‘Flocks of Colour now and then: a portfolio of parrots in Canberra 1913-2013’ Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr Penny Olsen will describe the images in the National Library of Australia’s collection, particularly a portfolio of parrots that have occurred in Canberra 1913 – 2013; these include our fauna emblem, the Gang Gang.

Botanical Resource Centre: monthly talk Monday, 5 August 2013 - 10:30am

Dr Judy West, Executive Director of the ANBG, will talk about Classifying Dodonaea - techniques and outcomes, with hints on their identification. The talk will be in the Crosbie Morrison Building. The event is primarlly for Botanical Resource Centre facilitators - members of the Friends are welcome to attend. The talk will start at 10.30 am. Join the group for a chat from 10.00 am - buy coffee at the cafe on the way.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 3 August 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat. Dr Judy West - ‘The Science Behind Your Gardens’ Thursday, 1 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This talk will explore the scientific role of the ANBG and show how research has influenced its development over the past 40 years. From the initial concept of a science-based botanic garden, nestled among natural bushland and on a hillside juxtaposed with ANU and CSIRO, the ANBG has fulfilled its early goals to grow, study and promote Australian plants.

Funding proposals due Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 5:00pm

Proposals are due by 31 July 2013 for projects to be supported by the Friends.
Funding proposals can cover a wide range of ANBG roles and functions, e.g. horticulture, scientific, aesthetic, visitor experience, research etc. They must meet the criteria in the Friends' guidelines for funding proposals
For details, see the Call for Proposals.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 27 July 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Ben Walcott - ‘Classic Italian Gardens and What They Can Teach Us about Design’ Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Delight in the classic gardens of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and more.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Bill Hopkins - ‘Insights from Gardening at the South African High Commission’ Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The garden of the South African High Commission is known for its spring display of flowering shrubs, bulbs and perennials surrounded by immaculate lawns and imposing marble statues. Vibrant South African species flourish in sheltered beds, and the small pond and water fountain is surrounded by proteas.
 

Turner themed walk Saturday, 13 July 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am

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